Is the Internet now the world's biggest prison? If so, might Christian faith be the best key to release? Sean O'Conaill thinks that Charles Dickens helps out here.
FIVE WAYS IN WHICH POPE FRANCIS HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED HOW WE SEE THE CHURCH AND HOW YOU CAN OFFER YOUR SUPPORT
"To develop public theology in the 21st century is to take seriously faith and ethics as applied to public questions." Dr Johnston McMaster of the Irish School of Ecumenics.
Justly celebrated for his handling of the abuse catastrophe in Dublin, must Archbishop Martin nevertheless accept some responsibility for the fact that 'Irish Catholicism hasn't changed'?
Why in 2011 did we begin to use a translation of the Missal that became a 'stumbling block' for so many celebrants of the Catholic liturgy? A just-published small book explains this admirably.
With no guarantee that 'bad news' will end soon, might the Irish Catholic Church turn a corner even so in 2018 - with the likely visit of Pope Francis?
What exactly divides Pope Francis from those who oppose him? Sean O'Conaill takes issue with the Manchester Guardian's account of this profoundly important dispute.
In what so many experience as a 'Dark Night of the Church' Aidan Hart argues that a sincere apology for failure, and forgiveness for those who have failed, can bring a new beginning.
Gerald Donnelly's brave experiment in broaching the subjects of prayer and faith - even to atheists - in a diverse community in Dublin.
In what sense is the Mass a 'Holy Sacrifice'? Does God want violence? Has the meaning of 'sacrifice' been redefined by the Cross? Sean O'Conaill reviews an important recent article by Anthony R. Lusvardi S.J.
Internet: Global Prison?
Catholic Church Reform International (CCRI): UPDATE
Time for Public Theology - Johnston McMaster of the ISE
Is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin failing Dublin?
The Scandal of the 2011 Missal
2018: A year of rescue from the belly of the whale?
The ‘war’ against Pope Francis: where do Irish bishops stand?
A Church in Travail: Aidan Hart
Irish Mission Now: Could Everyone Pray 'Grace'?
The Mass: a 'Holy Sacrifice'?
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A Wexford priest, Fr Patrick Banville, has declared that "for Confirmation families, participation in Sunday Eucharist is not optional, it’s absolutely essential”
Pope Francis did receive victim testimony on the complicity of Chilean Bishop Barros in sexual abuse, in 2015 - according to Marie Collins.
NCR reports that declining numbers of priests have prompted US Catholic clergy to call upon bishops to let lay people lead parishes.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, advisor to the pope on clerical sexual abuse, appears to question Pope Francis's judgement.
ACI supports We are Church Ireland in calling for Pope Francis to meet with Marie Collins on his visit to Ireland this year.
Colm Holmes of We Are Church Ireland reports that almost two thirds of Irish Catholic diocesan websites post no data about diocesan finances.
Fr Pat Collins says he is receiving a growing volume of calls from people who "feel oppressed by evil spirits" or think some place is 'haunted' ....
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